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Former President Jimmy Carterannounced that he has brokered a two-month ceasefire in one of the world's lesser-known hot wars, a bloody, 12-year conflict between Sudan's Islamic government and rebel fighters.Carteradded, surprisingly, that public health concerns motivated the two sides to compromise: "The primary purpose of this agreement is to permit the leaders and citizens of Sudan and international agencies to carry out a major effort to eradicate guinea worm, prevent river blindness and immunize children against polio and other diseases," Carter said in a statement. The cash-strapped Muslim fundamentalist government spends more than $1 million a day on the war, which Christian and animist rebels have waged for economic reforms.